We value serving youth in depth, over time, through repeat experiences in nature and community, believing that this longterm, intensive, responsive relationship-building is what yields the most profound and lasting change. Research shows that the number one predictor of resilience in young people is the presence (in their lives over time) of at least one non-parental caring adult.
Movimiento has served more than 370 young people through in-depth yearly programs since 2004. Of these, more than 70 have participated in multiple programs over multiple years. Movi has taken 33 young people on international service-learning trips, with 97% receiving full travel scholarships and the remaining 3% receiving partial scholarships. Of these long-term participants, 24% are Native American, 30% Latino, 33% Caucasian, 3% Asian, and 10% African American.
Movi has produced 4 documentary films of its trips, including Alaska Through Taos.